Approved Standards

ANSI has approved several standards developed by NCSBN. This approval helps to increase recognition and voluntary adoption of standards of excellence in the regulation of nursing practice and competency assessment throughout the U.S. and its territories. 

Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by the standards body in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process. 

NCSBN Approved Standards

Reporting of Disciplinary Actions by Boards of Nursing

The purpose of this Standard is to provide for reporting of disciplinary actions by a board of nursing to a coordinated licensure information system in order to inform other nursing regulatory bodies of the adverse action. 

Primary Source Verification of Licensure by Endorsement

The purpose of this Standard is to describe a mechanism to obtain primary source verification of a licensee to enable that licensee to endorse their current license to a new jurisdiction. 

Criminal Background Checks (CBCs) for Licensure as a Nurse

The purpose of this Standard is to help Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs) to pass legislation consistent with Public Law 92-544 to require a state and federal fingerprint-based CBC. The Standard is written to allow the use of new biometric technologies as they emerge.